Phoenix, Arizona
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Papago Golf Course

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5595 E Moreland St
Phoenix, AZ 85008-3448, United States

Owned and operated by the City of Phoenix, Papago has long been considered one of the better municipal courses in the United States; it hosts qualifying for the PGA Tour's Phoenix Open. The course opened in 1963 with a design by William F. "Billy" Bell and has was been renovated twice. Arthur "Jack" Snyder oversaw some modest changes to the course in 1977, then in 2008, architect William Fuller oversaw an eight-month closure and complete rebuild.

An early morning arrival is recommended for this highly popular course. Rates vary by season and are posted on the course's web site.

Course Details
GPS Mapped:Yes what is this?
General Manager:Jesus Martinez, PGA
Superintendent:Gary Hickerson
Guest Policy:open
Dress Code:No Tanktops or Cuttoffs
Season Start:Year-round
Reserved Tee Times:
Pro Shop :yes
Pro Shop Hours:Dawn - dusk
Fairways Grass:Bermuda
Driving Range:Grass hitting surface
Water Hazards:Moderate
Sand Bunkers:Moderate

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  David Mack - 3/11/15
Way to pricey, its a $30 course not a $100. which is what they charge.
  tydried - 3/19/13
Very difficult golf course. Bunkers were very firm. Greens were very firm, but putted very smoothly. Golf course has hosted LPGA Tour in the recent past.
  June02 - 3/11/13
We played all the Phoenix public courses. Papago is about the same caliber course as the better of the city's courses-Fun, different, challenging for this bogey golfer.
  Garrettsorenson - 11/18/10
I have never played greens quite like those. True, consistent, and of a brillo pad consistency. Strange but good. I would recommend this course for anyone, but STAY OUT OF THE SAND. The bunkers have high HIGH lips.
  gmbblue - 4/11/09
It is sad for me to write this review. I had played Papago from 1993 to 1998 a lot when I had a friend who would go out and spend the night for a tee time. Course was great and I know they let it go and I missed that period. I was excited to play the new renovation.

The problem is despite being the same solid layout and challenge of golf the course is not in condition to charge 70 dollars for cart and balls for a resident. The greens were slowish from what I had been accustomed to and not very pure as well. Fairways were kind of meh and very hard, course does not play its distance at all. It was windy but they greens were still very hard, could not get any spin on the ball. Bunkers were great. I like the new site lines by removing some trees and the such.

Overall its just not worth the money when you can spend similar money and play a courses in better condition.
  jwygo - 7/15/14
  camiles - 2/16/14
  pcgorman - 6/10/13
  aaronm04 - 11/20/12
  zcarrollgolf - 5/31/11
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Best Score: 66

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Score Golfer Date
70 bmoolyk59 6/5/12
68 pcgorman 7/4/14
71 szpasu08 9/18/11
69 rtucker5 6/5/15
72 adamharding 9/28/15
72 bj_pratt 6/28/14
70 HAWEBB 3/2/13
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